He sparked massive search after calling 911 about child kidnapping. It was fake, police say.

A witness’ report of a teenage girl being abducted by two men prompted a massive law enforcement response. There was just one problem: The story was fake, Hollywood police said Wednesday.

Wilker Joseph’s report to 911 about an abduction on Feb. 12 “strained and spent valuable resources investigating this false claim,” a police report said.

Agencies that joined the search or helped investigate the case included the FBI, U.S. Marshals, school resource officers, school board investigators, a Broward Sheriff’s helicopter and dozens of Hollywood police officers, the report said.

Reached by phone Wednesday, Joseph, 27, said he teaches computers at Avant Garde Academy in Hollywood and was in the process of hiring a lawyer who could speak for him.

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